July 2010 Meeting Minutes

Here’s the news from Tuesday’s meeting……

This was a busy meeting, and a lot to learn with a presentation by Jay Sorenson on Disk Utilities. We started with the usual questions and answers from the group for information and help, that anyone was needing.

A question was raised about too many icons on the desktop. The answer was that it can really slow down your system. A better solution would be to create a folder to hold them, or several folders for “like” icons.

A great web site to keep in mind for all kinds of information is MacMost.com. One such piece of good information is the Keyboard Shortcuts listed there. Also, Jay has that available on our forum under “operating systems” under Keyboard Shortcuts.

A discussion about Journaling. The idea of it, is to keep a back-up copy, in the background, of the file. Read more on the Mac web site “Mac OS Extented Journaling” (A lot of this is real new to me, so I hope when I make my notes I get it somewhat correct. !!!!)

The rest of the meeting was the presentation by Jay on Mac OSX Drive Utility. Jay had a great slide presentation, which you can download from our Forum under General, Club Meetings. There are too many items to list them all. However a few would be: General information about a disk or volume: Verify and repair a disk or volume: Erase selected disk or volume, including a rewritable CD or DVD. Please go to our forum and take time to look at it. It is easy to follow and very Knowledgeable.

Well that about did it. Please let us know if there is anything you would like to have presented. See you at the next meeting.

Sincerely, Linda, Secretary